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Imightbedave
Imightbedave
7 February

Palmetto lawn help.

Palmetto lawn help.

Hi Blue, unfortunately I can't open dropbox links at work so I can't see your images. Probably an obvious question, but is there anything impacting how much water these…

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Imightbedave
Feb 07, 2017 12:41 pm
subwayJ
subwayJ
30 January

Empire Zoysia Dethatching

Empire Zoysia Dethatching

Think ill just mow and get the height down and hopefully get a roller mower onto it to see if it can be firmed up.

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subwayJ
Jan 30, 2017 7:23 pm
JLH222
JLH222
30 January

Garden/Decking/Pool Designers in Melbourne - Recommendations

Garden/Decking/Pool Designers in Melbourne - Recommendations

I can recommend David Bennett from Gardens by Design. He's put a design together for us, very informative, listens and really knows his stuff.

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JLH222
Jan 30, 2017 4:18 pm
JLH222
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NthHome
Jan 30, 2017 8:50 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
27 January

Cypress pine or eco timber for raised garden beds

Cypress pine or eco timber for raised garden beds

used railway sleepers look great and are ecofriendly. just get aaa grade for longer lasting sleepers

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Turtle1
Jan 27, 2017 10:35 am
Turtle1
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 January

Anyone used RTF turf?

Anyone used RTF turf?

I have tall fescue but I intend using RTF seed for patch repairs in Autumn. http://www.mckaysgrassseeds.com.au/rtf-tall-fescue/

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SaveH2O
Jan 26, 2017 9:55 am
SaveH2O
Berek
Berek
24 January

Large retaining wall on new block

Large retaining wall on new block

From the looks of the new pics, I'd say the rocks on the slope are going to be in the 100's of kg's each. To do a step you'd need the wall to be similar to the current…

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Berek
Jan 24, 2017 9:28 pm

Update pics for the curious

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psyko
Jan 19, 2017 6:51 am
psyko
psyko
19 January

Palmetto vs Sapphire Buffalo - which is softer

Palmetto vs Sapphire Buffalo - which is softer

I have both and it's hard to tell them apart. The Palmetto at the front is having thatch problems but still looks amazing. Sapphire feels softer and less thatch. Both are…

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psyko
Jan 19, 2017 6:43 am
bashworth
bashworth
15 January

Rain garden/ drain

Rain garden/ drain

A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground.

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bashworth
Jan 15, 2017 6:06 pm
bashworth
BL35ED
BL35ED
14 January

LARGE Stepping stones

LARGE Stepping stones

Hey all in process of doing landscaping...can anyone tell me where I can find larger stepping stones in Sydney? 80x40 90x45 100x50 These are the sort of sizes im after... Thank you

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BL35ED
Jan 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Krisssy
Krisssy
13 January

Spacing between plants to create informal hedge

Spacing between plants to create informal hedge

Mine are nearly twice 60cm spacing. Is it possible to replant closer or will that damage the plants??

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Krisssy
Jan 13, 2017 11:48 am
Wendylovespets
Wendylovespets
11 January

Idea's for a 'wow' shrub

Idea's for a 'wow' shrub

Fairy Magnolia? Magnolia Little Gem? (and various related). I also have a soft spot for the large flowered deciduous magnolias - the "Little Girl" series only grow 3 - 4…

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Wendylovespets
Jan 11, 2017 4:19 pm
jackkiek
jackkiek
11 January

Concrete pipes for gardens

Concrete pipes for gardens

That's really a nice idea and I am fully agree with your decision.I have done the same thing in my garden and I would like you to do the same. Thanks.

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jackkiek
Jan 11, 2017 2:34 am
LordBug
LordBug
2 January

Overhead sprinklers

Overhead sprinklers

Hi everyone, I'm planning on setting up some irrigation in my fernery, and have a little question about overhead sprinklers. Are there any particular sprinklers that are…

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LordBug
Jan 02, 2017 12:32 am
rb759
rb759
27 December 2016

Application rate Seasol/Powerfeed/Molasses confusion

Application rate Seasol/Powerfeed/Molasses confusion

I've been doing a lot of research and thanks to Fu's wisdom I've finally got a fertilising schedule together. My only confusion is on the application rate of mainly Seasol…

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rb759
Dec 27, 2016 11:48 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
27 December 2016

What is eating my lilly pilly?

What is eating my lilly pilly?

Looks like possums from the photos. Grubs most certainly do not eat entire branches. Possums love new growth btw.

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 27, 2016 7:02 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
24 December 2016

New turf some yellow squares

New turf some yellow squares

Make sure the turf rolls in question are making good contact with the soil underneath. Might help to lightly top dress those areas with washed sand to help hold water to…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 24, 2016 3:08 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
23 December 2016

HELP! Fixed lawn watering system with 3 x Impact Sprinklers?

HELP! Fixed lawn watering system with 3 x Impact Sprinklers?

Exactly. Run a few poly pipes to a few sections like east, West, and finish with a standard shut off valve and male hose clip to wherever it's convenient to connect your…

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SteveMc
Dec 23, 2016 11:00 pm
SteveMc
mwccl
mwccl
22 December 2016

What soil do I fill my planter box with?

What soil do I fill my planter box with?

Ok. Noted. Thanks for all the help and info.

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mwccl
Dec 22, 2016 2:55 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

Soil or compost top up?

Soil or compost top up?

Half soil and half compost is great. Make sure the compost has been left to age.

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 1:49 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

Reticulation Systems, Lawns and Garden Bed Edgings

Reticulation Systems, Lawns and Garden Bed Edgings

You can try treated pine for edging either treated sawn pine or winged splits. Depending on the garden you can also get concrete mower strips.

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 1:47 pm
Turtle1
Vantage_35
Vantage_35
18 December 2016

Help identify this tree?

Help identify this tree?

OMG! That's it!!!!! YAY finally Thanks so much

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Vantage_35
Dec 18, 2016 8:50 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
17 December 2016

How do I keep my lawn green in summer?

How do I keep my lawn green in summer?

The only thing more than turtle stated is a wetting agent as only water is needed to keep it green, and the wetting agent helps the soil absorb and disperse the moisture…

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SteveMc
Dec 17, 2016 11:00 pm
SteveMc
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Organic Compost Sydney for new 200mm topsoil

Organic Compost Sydney for new 200mm topsoil

You can use a 50/50 blend if you want. Then add some 80/20 topsoil for top dressing. Go along to a centre and have a look for yourself. I cant say who we are yet but we…

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 2:06 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

How should I deal with these weeds?

How should I deal with these weeds?

Yep pulling them out. Then lay some mulch like cypress to help inhibit the weeds.

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 1:55 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

How often to clip a new hedge

How often to clip a new hedge

Tip pruning will help the hedge grow bushier. I find it helps to have a string line or wall to measure the height you want. This might need to be adjusted at different…

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 1:51 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Retaining walls and Ingroudn irrigation

Retaining walls and Ingroudn irrigation

We are in Rouse Hill. But i cant say who we are

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 1:38 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Paved area higher than decking area

Paved area higher than decking area

whatever works best for you is great.

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 1:34 pm
Turtle1
MrsT12
MrsT12
15 December 2016

Tree help (Victoria)

Tree help (Victoria)

Hi all! I was hoping someone could give me some suggestions for a tree? I know NOTHING about them, and am happy to research but need some suggestions to start me off!…

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MrsT12
Dec 15, 2016 4:39 pm
MrsT12
leni
leni
11 December 2016

How to determine irrigation schedule

How to determine irrigation schedule

Our gardens are 10 mins per station twice a week. I thought most states still had water restrictions?

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leni
Dec 11, 2016 1:51 am
leni
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
6 December 2016

Lilly Pilly dying in same area

Lilly Pilly dying in same area

If it's not physical damage, ie ring barking from line trimmer as mentioned above, or herbicide damage (from the lawn) then it's the soil. Check the PH Check for…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 06, 2016 7:09 pm
Marcey25
Marcey25
6 December 2016

HELP! Lawn Questions

HELP! Lawn Questions

Thanks for the replies. We went to a garden centre and what we're trying 1st is to spray the grass to kill the weeds. It seems to kind of be working. The dandelion weeds…

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Marcey25
Dec 06, 2016 2:58 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Matilda Buffao Grass Patches

Matilda Buffao Grass Patches

Try both of the above :) Cow manure can help but the dog might like it too much :)

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 11:29 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Buffalo lawn-patchy. Help?

Buffalo lawn-patchy. Help?

Give it a good feed and water in. Also agree to potential fungus attack. Also only water in the morning.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 11:26 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Future retaining wall

Future retaining wall

Used railway sleepers are a great option.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 11:00 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Best Sydney Turf Variety

Best Sydney Turf Variety

Sir Walter is popular and pretty hardy.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 10:57 am
Turtle1
shamuscassar.sc
shamuscassar.sc
5 December 2016

Seasonal trees

Seasonal trees

There are many varieties available. They are deciduous though. We have a combination of evergreen and deciduous trees to complement each other. The crabapple we have a…

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shamuscassar.sc
Dec 05, 2016 5:41 am
Althom
Althom
1 December 2016

Analog sprinkler timers?

Analog sprinkler timers?

HPM have one for $18 outdoor rated at Bunnings

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Althom
Dec 01, 2016 12:35 pm
Althom
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 November 2016

Yuccas

Yuccas

Yeah they are extensive like any tree when they are huge, these ones aren't huge. Seriously though, get a qualified arborist to inspect the trees. It won't cost much,…

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BeatrixKiddo
Nov 28, 2016 10:13 pm
kirk
kirk
27 November 2016

My not so sweet viburnum

My not so sweet viburnum

aus_buster how'd you Sweet Vib end up? I've just planted 10 and they are suffering quite badly from "sunburn".

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kirk
Nov 27, 2016 10:55 pm
Sabrinacharlie2016
Sabrinacharlie2016
23 November 2016

How can I prptect myself and solve this issue?

How can I prptect myself and solve this issue?

hi good evening. I hired someone to do the decking for me which cost me $5k. He "finished" the job and asked me to pay $4500 and leave $500 to pay after I review the…

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Sabrinacharlie2016
Nov 23, 2016 10:23 pm
onggie
onggie
15 November 2016

To paint or stain (timber paling fence)

To paint or stain (timber paling fence)

Neighbour painted his fence woodland grey, the fence is a ezy clip fence so the posts and frame are already woodland grey. Looks great.

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onggie
Nov 15, 2016 6:17 pm

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